Past Seasons - 1912/1913 (Central League)

Results and Line Ups : Player Stats: Season Records

Season Summary

After several abortive attempts, the club was floated in the summer of 1912 as a Limited Company called 'The Southport Central Football Club 1912 Limited -with a share capital of 2000 Ordinary ten shilling shares. The original directors were George R Cranshaw, George H. Collinge, James Hamer, Harry Rimmer, John Walmsley and Joseph Winterbottom.

Although it was stipulated that any shareholder with more than fifty shares would be entitled to free season tickets the organisation did not create much interest among the general public; indeed, only twenty-three subscribers (beyond the eleven guarantors) took out shares. With the team also struggling, the directors offered each player a free transfer or a cut in wages. Former Welsh international Moses Russell joined Merthyr, Fred Pagnam later to become a prolific goal-scorer with Liverpool, Arsenal and Watford - went to Blackpool and Charles Pinch was signed by Preston North End. And all that after the season had begun well with five consecutive victories.


League Table

Position Team P W D L F A Pts
Manchester United
38
22
11
5
79
30
55
Bradford City
38
22
6
10
96
50
50
Burnley
38
22
4
12
87
47
48
Burslam Port Vale
38
19
7
12
55
38
45
Stalybridge
38
16
13
9
65
48
45
Oldham Athletic
38
18
9
11
58
50
45
Rochdale
38
17
10
11
67
71
44
Barnsley
38
19
6
13
57
49
44
Liverpool
38
18
7
13
55
47
43
Everton
38
18
5
15
79
68
41
Blackburn Rovers
38
15
10
14
70
61
40
Manchester City
38
12
12
13
46
54
36
Crewe Alexandra
38
13
5
20
65
68
31
Bolton Wanderers
38
9
13
16
43
50
31
Southport Central
38
12
6
20
44
76
30
Blackpool
38
8
12
17
40
63
30
Stockport County
38
11
7
20
22
76
29
Preston North End
38
9
8
21
47
77
26
Bury
38
8
8
22
46
94
24
Glossop
38
7
9
22
40
88
23

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